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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2012/VOLUME 15/NUMBER 4
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Prix d'Excellence
for a Magdalen Islands Harbour Authority
Charles Poirier accepting the award from the Honourable Keith Ashfield Minister Ashfield presenting the Prix d’Excellence to the Harbour Authority of Pointe-Basse and Pointe-aux-Loups. From left to right: Nicolas Arseneau, City Councillor; Joël Arseneau, Mayor; Charles Poirier, President of the Harbour Authority; and Minister Ashfield.

DFO M. Papageorges

On August 1, 2012, the Harbour Authority of Pointe-Basse and Pointe-aux-Loups was awarded the Prix d’Excellence of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Program under the “Harbour Authority Achievement” category. At a ceremony held at the port of Pointe-Basse, the President of the Harbour Authority, Charles Poirier, accepted the award from the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The award recognizes the reconstruction work on a fishing gear warehouse, to which Harbour Authority offices were added. The work was carried out with the assistance of the Havre-aux-Maisons city councillor and was funded by Canada Economic Development, the Caisse Populaire Desjardins of Havre-aux-Maisons and fisher members of the Harbour Authority.

In 2008, the Department introduced the Harbour Authority Recognition Program to formally acknowledge the significant accomplishments and efforts of Harbour Authorities and their volunteers. The program includes two levels, the first being distinction awards managed at the regional level. The second level is the Prix d'Excellence awarded for distinction at the national level.

The awards are presented in three categories: Individual Commitment, Harbour Authority Achievement and Harbour Authority Environmental Stewardship. The Recognition Program highlights the important role played by Harbour Authorities in coastal communities.


Luc Boucher
Small Craft Harbours
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